The Resource Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

Label
Ethan Frome
Title
Ethan Frome
Statement of responsibility
Edith Wharton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edith Wharton’s most widely read work is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village. This brilliantly wrought, tragic novella explores the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the elevated social milieu usually inhabited by Wharton’s characters. Ethan Frome is a poor farmer, trapped in a marriage to a demanding and controlling wife, Zeena. When Zeena’s young cousin Mattie enters their household she opens a window of hope in Ethan’s bleak life, but his wife’s reaction prompts a desperate attempt to escape fate that goes horribly wrong. Ethan Frome is an unforgettable story with the force of myth, featuring realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured
Summary
Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie's vivacious cousin enters their household as a "hired girl", Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent
Tone
Writing style
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061932
Cataloging source
HCO
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1862-1937
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Edith Wharton
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
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  • 1090
  • 1090
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Ethan Frome
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003572
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101554883
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ethan Frome
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003572
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101554883
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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